BEST OFF-THE-WALL INTERIOR DESIGNS (2009)

HomeGoods

Need a Liberace-style wall sconce? HomeGoods probably has it. This chain's stores exude the weird, unexpected randomness of a great thrift shop, but everything inside is new. The deeply discounted (20 to 60 percent off retail) merchandise changes with the tides — one weekend might find you swimming in Jonathan Adler knockoff bowls and leather desk sets, and the next in Tibetan elephant sculpture bookends. Peruse such decorative accessories and household basics as benches, lamps, ottomans, stools, rugs, kitchen supplies, tableware and bedding. You could furnish an entire home with the goods here, though it's anyone's guess what that home would look like afterward. Tuscan modern? Parisian neo-Egyptian? Items are arranged thematically. At the Walnut branch, there's a garden faux topiary, birdhouse and statuette section; a nautical "things scavenged from the bottom of the sea and/or that fell off a boat" section; a flying pig section (you can never have too many!). And a section devoted to marble world globes whose landmasses bear no relation to those of the actual Earth. The HomeGoods people don't bother putting together a coherent décor scheme — that's your job. They just bring it to you cheap and eclectic. 8621 S. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. (310) 670-7098. Also at Torrance Crossroads, 24663 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance. (310) 257-8196. And at Glendale Marketplace, 142 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 507-9001. Locations citywide; homegoods.com.

—Gendy Alimurung

Location Details

8621 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90045
310-670-7098

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